Saturday, July 24, 2021

Marvel Mini-Mates - SPIDER-WOMAN!

Marvel Mini-Mates -  Wave 80 - Spider-Woman - Diamond Select Toys 2021

I generally like the trend of superheroes donning utilitarian versions of their costumes. Burnside Batgirl, Darwyn Cooke Catwoman, and most of the Marvel Ultimate Universe are all amazing. But the pendulum almost always swings back and the bright spandex makes a glorious return. Jessica Drew's Spider-Woman had a remarkably unchanged costume from her debut in 1978 all the way until 2015 when she donned this modern utilitarian getup consisting of a form-fitting (leather?) jacket and yellow glasses. She wore it for roughly two years in her solo titles, then was out of the limelight until her new 2020 title featuring a black variation of her classic costume. I was hesitant about this jacketed version at first, but it grew on me and I'm glad we got some merchandise to commemorate this phase in her evolution. And of course Marvel Mini-Mates would have to include her. No other toy line has shown more dedication to the pantheon of Spider-Ladies than them. Let's check her out below!

Here is Jessica with her pack-mate Constrictor and the Silver Sable Build-a-Figure Torso.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are all my Jessica figures in this modern costumes. 
From Left to Right: Disney Vinylmation, Eaglemoss Chess, Marvel Minimate, and Marvel Legends.

And all my Minimate Spider-Ladies so far!


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